Middlebury College has announced the hiring of Caitlin Foley as an assistant swimming coach as well as the assistant director of the college's natatorium. The Lewisburg, Pennsylvania native is a 2019 graduate of Kenyon College, earning her degree in psychology. She has previous coaching experience at Kenyon's Total Performance Swim Camp as well as at the Nittany Lion Aquatic Club and Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA in Pennsylvania.
"We are thrilled to welcome Caitlin to Middlebury and our swimming and diving programs," said head coach Bob Rueppel. "I look forward to working alongside her and having her share the unique perspective she gained while competing at Kenyon with our student-athletes."
"I am very excited to join the Middlebury community," stated Foley. "The challenging academics and competitive athletics make it a fantastic school where learning and growing is the priority for all members of the staff and faculty. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with Coach Rueppel and the other members of the athletic department."
Foley was a backstroke, freestyle and individual medley specialist for the Ladies over her four years, serving as a team captain during her senior year. She qualified for the NCAA Championships each winter, helping Kenyon earn runner-up team finishes on three occasions and a third-place effort the other year. Foley posted six All-American laurels during her career competing in the 100 and 200 backstroke events, while swimming the opening leg of the victorious 400 medley relay at the 2018 NCAA Championships. That mark of 3:39.95 is a Kenyon program record in the event.
In the classroom, Foley was a four-time College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Academic All-American.
Prior to Kenyon, she attended Lewisburg Area High School where she was a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District IV Champion in the both the 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley during all four years. She was a six-time PIAA All-State Team honoree, given to the top-eight finishers in each event, as well as a two-time PIAA All-State Honorable Mention (top 16) recipient.